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Ryman Auditorium
Ryman Auditorium

Ryman Auditorium

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116 5th Avenue North, Nashville, 37219-2309

The Basics

Travelers can visit independently or on a Nashville tour—ride a hop-on hop-off trolley and stop at the Ryman Auditorium for a self-guided tour or take a guided backstage tour to see dressing rooms, exhibits, multimedia presentations, historic memorabilia, and artifacts.

Music history buffs may prefer to visit the auditorium on a walking tour of downtown Nashville, to hear stories of the city’s must-see sites, while foodies can stop by the Ryman on a culinary tour. Alternatively, combine a visit with an evening tour of Nashville featuring live music and a traditional barbecue dinner.

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Ryman Auditorium "Mother Church of Country Music" Self-Guided Tour in Nashville
Ryman Auditorium "Mother Church of Country Music" Self-Guided Tour in Nashville
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$26.62 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Historic Building tour was amazing.
Amazing tour of one of Country Music's most famous buildings. We learned so much about Nashville and The Ryman Auditorium after this tour. The only problem was we were not told there was an event scheduled that day and had to go through the topur faster than we would have liked.
DARREN_A, Oct 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Nashville

star-5
Historic Building tour was amazing.
DARREN_A, Oct 2021
Ryman Auditorium "Mother Church of Country Music" Self-Guided Tour in Nashville
Amazing tour of one of Country Music's most famous buildings. We learned so much about Nashville and The Ryman Auditorium after this tour. The only problem was we were not told there was an event scheduled that day and had to go through the topur faster than we would have liked.
star-5
Very nice, clean, calm tour.
Liz_A, Oct 2021
Discover Nashville City Tour with Entry to Ryman & Country Music Hall of Fame
Driver was very knowledgeable of Nashville and so many different landmarks! He was fun and friendly, and the bus was very clean. Good time!
star-5
Good introduction to Nashville
Dorothy_R, Oct 2021
Discover Nashville City Tour with Entry to Ryman & Country Music Hall of Fame
Country music hall of fame was great. Not enough time at Ryman theater. Another ten minutes would have been nice. Great spot for departure. Driver Brian was full of information and told lots of anecdotes. Nice introduction to Nashville.
star-5
Nashville Country Western Emergence
TV_F, Oct 2021
Ryman Auditorium "Mother Church of Country Music" Self-Guided Tour in Nashville
Being educated with a meaningful timeline of the role of the ryman theater in the history of Nashville!
star-5
Great overview
Gabbie_P, Sep 2021
Discover Nashville City Tour with Entry to Ryman & Country Music Hall of Fame
This was the perfect way to get acquainted with Nashville, especially since we had never been there before. The video at the beginning of the Ryman auditorium rivals a Disney production. We never felt rushed at the 2 stops.
star-5
magical music
Patricia_M, Oct 2021
Ryman Auditorium "Mother Church of Country Music" Self-Guided Tour in Nashville
Seeing the size, inside, and imagining the music that flowed from that stage! However, for really great pictures, the photographer needs to be even with the people or tiny bit above where they stand, so people can look up and show happy faces! We didn’t keep any of ours for sharing.
star-5
Worth the $$$
Jean_H, Oct 2021
Discover Nashville City Tour with Entry to Ryman & Country Music Hall of Fame
Exploring The Country Music Hall of Fame Museum Fascinating Enjoyed seeing the capital and Parthenon
star-5
Wonderful experience!
regina_b, Oct 2021
Ryman Auditorium "Mother Church of Country Music" Self-Guided Tour in Nashville
What a great tour! So much history, very informative. Next time we must come see a concert, there’s not a bad seat in the house.
star-5
Ice cream in Nashville
John_A, Sep 2021
Discover Nashville City Tour with Entry to Ryman & Country Music Hall of Fame
Loved hearing of the driver’s recommendations for places to go. Leonard, our driver, was an ice cream fanatic and suggested several ice cream stops.
star-5
Must see
Kathy_M, Sep 2021
Ryman Auditorium "Mother Church of Country Music" Self-Guided Tour in Nashville
Incredible assisted self guided tour of an amazing building with important musical history. Staff was helpful and friendly. I learned important fact in a quick film first. Wish we could have gotten tickets for a performance that was happening that night to see/hear it all in action!
star-4
Guide was interesting and knowledgeable. Needed more time as we cannot walk as fast as others. Needed another 1/2 hour.
Steven_H, Sep 2021
Discover Nashville City Tour with Entry to Ryman & Country Music Hall of Fame
Music Hall of fame was great. Needed another 1/2 hour to really get through it all. Also could have used another 1/2 hour at the Ryman. Tour should be another hour long so things can be viewed better, especially if you are a slow walker.
star-4
Overall very good!
Bob_G, Sep 2021
Discover Nashville City Tour with Entry to Ryman & Country Music Hall of Fame
Leonard our tour guide was outstanding! Very informative, personable & helpful tips! A bit more time at Ryman Hall & CM Hall of Fame would have been better!

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Café Lula, the Ryman’s on-site dining venue, serves up local food and drinks from 9am to 8pm every day, with extended hours for concerts and events.

  • Cameras are permitted during daytime tours but are not allowed backstage.

  • There are no coat check facilities.

  • The Ryman provides wheelchair escorts during nighttime events for guests with limited mobility; accessible ticket options are available.

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How to Get There

The Ryman is centrally located in the heart of downtown Nashville, at the junction of Broadway and Fourth Avenue. The entrance is located on the Fourth Avenue side of the building. The site does not have a dedicated public parking lot.

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When to Get There

The Ryman Auditorium and museum are open year-round except for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. Tours are offered daily between 9am and 4pm. The most popular time to visit is from April through October, when warm weather brings Music City to life. Winter is the city’s off-season, when visitors may find lower prices.

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Not Just for Country Music

Although it’s the original home of Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry country music concerts, the Ryman stage has seen superstars of every genre. Artists such as Paul Simon, the Pixies, MGMT, and even Houdini have performed here, in addition to comedians Joe Rogan and Bill Burr.

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